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one artist - one minute

Artists from 40 years FOTOHOF
Exhibition Stadtgalerie Lehen, Salzburg
November 23, 2021 - January 20, 2022

All participants on the digital exhibition poster

Invitation to visit the exhibition:
Saturday, November 20, 4-8 p.m.

Due to the current Corona situation, we are refraining from a ceremonial opening with speeches and hospitality on this day, much to our regret - but we cordially invite you to visit the exhibitions. Within the framework of the applicable rules, we will offer guided tours in smaller groups by members of our team as needed.

In this exhibition the title "one artist - one minute" is taken literally: one artist has the whole gallery at his or her disposal for one minute. On four walls in the city gallery he or she can show at least one picture and a maximum of 20 pictures in the form of a projection during this time; on another wall the respective picture title is projected.

This exhibition is organized by the FOTOHOF on the occasion of its 40th anniversary at the invitation of the City Gallery in its premises. All artists who had an exhibition in the FOTOHOF in the last 40 years were invited to participate. What was desired was a work that was as current as possible, which could also be realized in the form of a projection. Over 160 participants provided their work; if visitors wanted to see the entire exhibition, they would have to spend almost 3 hours in the gallery.

Wolfgang Zurborn, o.T. Cologne, 2017, from the book "Play Time", FOTOHOF edition.

This "visual overload" is part of the exhibition's concept and alludes to the image consumption of contemporary net culture. As a counterweight, an alphabetically arranged and analogously printed "score" of the projection is laid out on a desk in the exhibition, in which all the works shown can be looked up. In an adjoining room, a cozy reading corner with books, also alphabetically marked, of all participating artists decelerates the pace of the exhibition.

The exhibition at the Stadtgalerie provides a broad overview of contemporary photographic art and brings together Austrian and international photographers in a large visual panopticon.

Stadtgalerie Lehen / Inge-Morath-Platz 31 / 5020 Salzburg / Austria
Opening hours: Tue, Thu, Fri 2-6pm, Wed 2-7pm, Sat 11am-3pm.






You will find a detailed description of Wolfgang Zurborn's photographic
work under "Portfolio".

Biographical information, publications and exhibitions can be found under "Info".



Galerie Lichtblick

Deutsche Fotografische


er Willkommen, Kontakt (aus dem aelteren Artikel einfügen) sowie ggf. Bilder


Play Time

Wolfgang Zurborn
Photographs 2015-2019

FOTOHOF edition, Band 332

Order Copies and Special Editions here

Wolfgang Zurborn Play Time
Photographs 2015-2019
FOTOHOF edition, Band 332

272 pages with 220 color photographs
Format: 21x27,6 cm

Additional Booklet
24 pages with 10 black-and-white images
Format: 13,5x21 cm

Design: Frederic Lezmi
Production: Druckhaus Kettler
Texts: Quotations by and about Jacques Tati
Interview by Bill Kouwenhoven with Wolfgang Zurborn

ISBN 978-3-903334-32-8

Wolfgang Zurborn, untitled, Braunschweig, from the book Play Time

The visual worlds of a leisure and media culture, of film, television, internet and advertising on monitors, screens, displays of cell phones, magazines, billboards and house facades, are so omnipresent that they can no longer be seen separately from real life. The contemporary man finds himself in a playtime in which the boundaries between fiction and reality are blurred. The feeling of security in a familiar living space is increasingly moving away from a concrete place to a world full of artificially created myths.

The photographs of the series Play Time draw a highly complex picture of our everyday world in multilayered levels, in which the human being is shown in a state between privacy and public. Immersed in urban sceneries full of media attractions, the search for protection in the unmanageable mass can be felt everywhere.

Book Play Time
39.- Euros, plus shipping costs

Special Edition Play Time
12 motifs, FineArt Inkjet Prints on Hahnemühle paper "PhotoRag 208" in the size 20x30 cm. There are 20 copies of each motif at a price of 100.- Euro each.

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SSpecial Editions Play Time








Listen to the Photographs

A celebration of photography with a large group exhibition, artist talks, guided tours, Instagram take-overs, video meetings and a party.

September 25 - October 17, 2021
Pop-Up-Raum Hamburg

Elke Sonntag, Eigenwillig

Works by participants of Lichtblick School photo seminar "The Invention of Reality by Wolfgang Zurborn in Berlin 2009-2021:

Jackie Baier • Monika Barth • K.T. Blumberg • Eva Brunner • Marina D’Oro • Sonja Düring • Janick Entremont • Uta Genilke • Monika Hager • Dieter Hanke • Gabriele Harhoff • Christine Herold • Peter Hilden • Hengame Hosseini • Irinadabo • Anne Jenter • Tobias Keppler • Steffen Knop • Lena Matrosova • Uwe Nölke • Torsten Schumann • Dieter Seitz • Cina F. Sommerfeld • Elke Sonntag • Ruth Stoltenberg • Corinna Streitz • Barbara Thieme • Rosemarie Zens • Wolfgang Zurborn

Dieter Seitz, Nomads Land

Opening: Friday, September 24, 2021, 7 p.m.
Introduction: Wolfgang Zurborn "Listen to the photographs!"

Exhibition: September 25 - October 17, 2021
Location: Pop-Up-Raum Hamburg, Grindelallee 129, 20146 Hamburg
Opening hours: Wednesday - Friday 5-9 p.m. | Saturday - Sunday 3-9 p.m.

The Pop-up-Raum is sponsored by the Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft

Lena Matrosova, U8

Photographs have their very own sound, their very own grammar. In the workshops of the Lichtblick School with Wolfgang Zurborn, the participating photographers develop an intensive sense for a harmony of images. The presented photographic positions present a variety of subjective perceptions and values in the real everyday world. In very individually elaborated series of images, personal photographic views of striking phenomena of the present, of social contexts, private relationships, as well as fragile constructions of memories of the past are shown.

Ruth Stoltenberg, Ndar

Im Spannungsfeld zwischen Dokument und Inszenierung entstehen eigene Weltsichten, die sich dem routinierten Konsum verbrauchter Bildmuster und Klischees entziehen. Das Zusammenspiel der unterschiedlichen fotografischen Stile lässt ein komplexes Geflecht von inhaltlichen und formalen Bezügen entstehen, das die Fotografie aus dem Korsett der Illustration von Text befreit und ihr damit die Möglichkeit verleiht, eine eigene spezifische Qualität als eigenständige Bildsprache zu manifestieren. Listen to the photographs!

Between document and staging, the artists' own views of the world emerge, which elude the routine consumption of used image patterns and clichés. The interplay of the different photographic styles gives rise to a complex web of content-related and formal references that liberates photography from the corset of illustrating text and thus gives it the opportunity to manifest its own specific quality as an independent visual language. Listen to the photographs!

The detailed program of the pop-up festival "Listen to the photographs!" will be announced soon on
Website Lichtblick Schoo















Wolfgang Zurborn, from the series Playtime






Uwe Nölke, Dekonstruktion Konstruktion





Uta Genilke, Dark Sun


Off Grid 2021 - Independent Photo Festival Wien
September 8-12, 2021

Seeing Instead of Wanting to Mean
Photographs 1981-2019

Vortrag von Wolfgang Zurborn
September 9, 2021, 6 p.m.

Wolfgang Zurborn, o.T., Loreley 1988, From the series Crowds

In my lecture at the Off Grid Festival Vienna, I will give an overview of my photographic work since the 1980s, beginning with documentary-style black-and-white photographs of German leisure worlds, through flashed colour photographs of crowds of people, to the current work Playtime, in which the boundaries between fiction and reality are beginning to blur.

Address festival centre:
GREEN DOOR artists space & gallery
Kempelengasse 8
1100 Vienna
Website: Off Grid Festvals






Odesa Photo Days 2021

May 21 - 23

Saturday, May 22
21:00 Evening screening of German photography
with a slideshow curated by Tina Schelhorn

Wolfgang Zurborn, aus dem Buch Playtime

Participating phtographers:

Achim Mohné, Cologne - DI_GI_TA_LIS
Anja Engelke, Bremen - Room 125
Birte Kaufmann, Cologne - The Travellers
Boris Becker, Cologne - Von der Maas bis an die Oder
David Klammer, Cologne - Barrikade
Emile Ducke, Moscow -The River between
Ingmar Björn Nolting, Leipzig - About the days ahead
Jewgeni Roppel, Hamburg - Madeira 2020/2021
Maximilian Mann, & Arne Piepke, Dortmund - The longest Night
Torsten Schumann, Chengdu/ China - Torpor
Wolfgang Zurborn, Cologne - Playtime

“Asking myself: let’s see what photographers here in Cologne and in Germany are doing during this pandemic time? Some are working intensely to document the impact of lockdowns and emotions while we are all obliged to maintain social distance. Some are working on archiving, scanning, printing, preparing future exhibitions. Some are working on editing for publications and books and making dummies. Some photographing a project they always wanted to do but did not have the time. Some getting stuck by sudden border closings and cancellations of travel and flights”, — the curator reveals her approach to the formation of the selection.
Tina Schelhorn, Galerie Lichtblick

Anja Engelke, Room 125






Cincinnati FotoFocus Biennial 2020 light&

Wolfgang Zurborn Sight

Iris BookCafè and Gallery
September 25th 2020 - March 31st 2021

Virtual Artist Talk by Wolfgang Zurborn in conversation with William Messer

January 7th, 2021 7 pm (Cincinnati time) / January 8th, 2021 1 am (Cologne time) Zoom Link to the Artist Talk

Online Workshop/Crit with Wolfgang Zurborn

January 10th, 2021 noon - 6 pm (Cincinnati time) / January 10th, 2021 6 pm - midnight (Cologne time)
For application please send an email to

There is no charge for either event.

untitled, Antwerp, 2005, from the book Drift

Wolfgang Zurborn's color photography in this century represents an intriguing alternative to Germany's esteemed Dusseldorfer School of photographic practice. Sight surveys his unique style, from his books Drift and Catch to his most recent series Playtime (together spanning the same 12-year time period of Iris’s existence), resolutely celebrating the picture itself while pursuing ambiguated conceptual concerns.

Zurborn has said he wants to “abduct the spectator” into his version of the real, further explaining this about the work: “Torn away from their purely functional context, in fragmented form, visually compact, bodies, objects, spaces and signs can become a legible structure of complex associations, often taking on a sensual aura – images [which] simultaneously assert the regressive reality of place as well as the fluid reality of their construction. This way of seeing evokes questioning how to look and thus penetrates further into the various layers of the visible. 

Wolfgang Zurborn Sight, Exhibition at Iris BookCafè and Gallery

Workshop/Crit The Theatre of Real Life by Wolfgang Zurborn

In this workshop we want to engage in the experiment of looking for a new view of our subject that does more than confirm what we already know. Photography makes it possible for us to directly encounter what has a meaning for us. The choice of subject is not limited and depends on subjective interests.

The particular challenge in putting together a photographic work is then to understand the specific character of one's own visual language in order to be able to make a selection and a decision on the type of presentation. The search for truthfulness is not necessarily in contrast to the staging of images. Document and invention, objective and subjective may have more in common than one might think. Every photographic view creates a subjective image of the world. We must learn to understand our own photographs in dialogue with others in order to develop a personal view. To trigger this fruitful dialogue is the primary goal of the workshop.

Please send up to 50 images (jpgs, 72 dpi, 1400 pixel long side) 
Deadline for the submission: January 6th
Any photographic style is very welcome.

The process of editing the images will be shown on MIRO Wolfgang Zurborn will upload your photographs on this cooperation platform and presort the image material. So the dialogue about the photographs during the workshop can be very efficient. The invitation to the working board on MIRO will be sent to the participants some days before the workshop together with a link to ZOOM for the video communication. 

Workshop attendance is not to exceed 10. 

untitled, Cologne, 2013, from the series Catch

Iris BookCafe & Gallery
1331 Main Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: 513.381.2665
Opening hours
Mon-Thu 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri 8 a.m.-7 p.m.,
Sat 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.-7 p.m.





European Month of Photography (EMOP)

Floating Identities

K.T. Blumberg Pommes in Paradise, Andreas Herzau Helvetica,
Nikita Teryoshin I have never been to Russia,
Andrea Wilmsen Fragile Realities, Wolfgang Zurborn Playtime

Galerie des Kunsthaus sans titre, Potsdam
4.-31. Oktober 2020

Wolfgang Zurborn, untitled, Heilbronn 2018, from the series Playtime

Opening: Sunday, Oktober 4th, 2020, 5-7 p.m.
Introduction: Wolfgang Zurborn (curator)

Lecture: October 15th 2020, 7:30 p.m.
Andreas Herzau, Photography as Essay

‘Given that the constant flood of images in the digital media age influences our mindsets and sensibilities, to what extent is individual, personal perception still possible in public space?’ The five photographers in the exhibition ‘Floating Identities’ address this question in a balancing act between the freedom of associative observation and the undeniable reference to social reality. The stylistic range extends from ironically skewed documentary approaches to a radically subjective perspective in which only remnants of the authentic are recognizable. Ultimately, it was a matter of capturing everyday experiences in different nations and social constellations in all their vital complexity and rapidly accelerating shifts. The world’s coherence is increasingly dissolving and establishing an identity is becoming more and more difficult for people today, because identity itself is always in a floating state.

With her series Pommes in Paradise the photographer K.T. Blumberg takes us into tropical wellness oases. The longing for a world beyond the stress of everyday life makes people forget that they are in a completely artificially constructed place, where the beach idyll was designed on the drawing board and any naturalness is an unattainable illusion. But the captured scenes between myth and reality are so full of humorous lightness that space is created for a close look without an obvious assessment.

For Wolfgang Zurborn the visual worlds of a leisure and media culture, which are spread by film, television, Internet and advertising on monitors, screens, cell phone displays, in magazines, on posters and house facades, are so omnipresent that they can no longer be seen separately from real life. In his multi-layered photographs, the human being appears in a Playtime in which the boundaries between fiction and reality become blurred.

Andrea Wilmsen's Fragile Realities were taken in Lisbon, yet they in no way represent a documentation of this geographically limited urban space. Her focus is rather on inner images that, in dialogue with the outer world, capture the fleetingness of the city's constantly changing dynamics. Fragmentary views detach themselves from a concrete representation of the place and merge into a construction of reality that stimulates the viewer's imagination.

Andreas Herzau, on the other hand, directs his gaze very specifically to the self-image of a nation. His book and exhibition project Helvetica represents a photographic examination of Switzerland. It is the breaks in the outwardly so slick image of this country that the photographer stages with surprisingly contrasting cuts in the sequence of images. With his radically subjective perspectives, he crosses the boundaries of classical photojournalism.

With his long-term project I've never been to Russia, Nikita Teryoshin is going on a search for traces in a country he left 20 years ago. His perception is not clouded by nostalgia. He illuminates the government's stagings with all its ceremonies, marches and parades with harsh flashlight. For him, Moscow and St. Petersburg develop into Potemkin villages, in which the individuals seem lost between manifold illusions. He does not locate the intensive search for his own identity in the past. As a traveler between the worlds, he sees this rather in the permanent confrontation with the present.

Gallery of Kunsthaus sans titre
Französischen Str.18
14467 Potsdam

Opening hours:
Mon–Sun 2 p.m-6 p.m.
Attention is paid to infection protection.

Andreas Herzau, from the series Helvetica





































Andrea Wilmsen, from the series Fragile Realities



Nikita Teryoshin, from the series
I have never been in Russia



K.T. Blumberg, from the series Pommes in Paradise


On the Spot.
Photography of Presence

Kunstmuseum Reutlingen / Konkret

Title of the exhibition catalogue, Photo: Wolfgang Zurborn, untitled, Cologne 2005

Opening: Friday, Dezember 13th, 7 p.m.
Duration of the exhibition: Dezember 14th 2019 to April 19th 2020
extended untit August 16th

Lecture Drift/Catch by Wolfgang Zurborn, Dezember 14th, 5 p.m.

Participating artists:
Viktoria Binschtok (RU, born 1972, living in Berlin),
Julian Faulhaber (DE, born 1975, living in Berlin),
Mareike Foecking (DE, born 1966, living in Dusseldorf),
Stephanie Kiwitt (DE, born 1972, living in Brussels),
Nikolaus Koliusis (AT, born 1953, living in Stuttgart),
Barbara Probst (DE, born 1964, living in New York and Munich),
Wolfgang Zurborn (DE, born 1956, living in Cologne).
Curator: Holger Kube Ventura

Wolfgang Zurborn, untitled, Lydd, 2002, from the series Drift

Can there be photographs depicting places?

Given the daily flood of documentary, tourist or promotional pics that show specific areas or environments, this question seems superfluous. However, it aims at ambivalent relations between concrete places or places (in the exterior or interior) and the media images they make. Only artistic photography is able to suggest the complexity of these relationships, for example, by thematizing the temporal freezing at the time of admission or by making formalizations of what has been seen (via the analogous choice of section, focus area, direction of light and color, etc.). Artistic photography can bring out presentness: when its images assert at the same time the regressive reality in place, as well as the fluid reality of its construction.

Wolfgang Zurborn shows in this exhibition 19 photographs from his series
Drift and Catch.

A catalog accompanies the exhibition. Museum issue: 15 €

Opening hours:
Tue-Sat 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Thu 11 a.m.- 7 p.m., Sun/Holiday 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Free Entrance

Kunstmuseum Reutlingen / Konkret
Wandel-Hallen, Eberhardstr. 14, 2. OG, 72764 Reutlingen
Phone: +49 (0)7121 303 2322,







1000 Realities - 100 Years GDL / DFA

Festival week in the House of Photography, Deichtorhallen Hamburg
9th - 13th of October 2019

The exhibition was curated by Wolfgang Zurborn
in collaboration with Nadine Preiß, Angela Hildebrand, Knut Wolfgang Maron, Andreas Langen, Dieter Seitz and Ingo Taubhorn

Exhibition Areas News and Message, Fantasy and Laboratory, Distance and Intervention

The exhibition 1000 Realities - 100 Years GDL / DFA gives an insight into the wealth of images and ideas that have been developed over the course of a century in the field of artistic photography. Visions for the future are directly juxtaposed with the ideas of historical photographic positions. It is not about an all-encompassing museum overview of the works of more than 150 photographers, but about the sensitization of the forms of expression of the medium of photography between authenticity and staging, image and abstraction, document and fiction, intuition and concept.

Exhibition Areas Passion and Coincidence

The participating photographers:
Achim Mohné • Alex Heide • Amin El Dib • Anastasia Khoroshilova • Andrea Diefenbach • Andreas Gefeller • Andreas Herzau • Andreas Langen/Kai Loges • Andreas Mader • Andreas Trogisch • Andreas Weinand • Annegret Soltau • Arwed Messmer • Axel Beyer • Axel Grünewald • Axel Mosler • Bernd Arnold • Bernhard Widmann • Berthold Steinhilber • Bertram Kober • Bianca Patricia Isensee • Birte Kaufmann • Boris Becker • Boris Eldagsen • Burkhard Schittny • Christoph Bangert • Claudia Fährenkemper • Claudio Hils • Claus Bach • Daniel Schumann • David Klammer • Delia Keller • Dieter Seitz • Dirk Gebhardt • Dörte Eißfeldt • Elke Seeger • Emanuel Raab • Erasmus Schröter • Esther Hagenmaier • Eva Mahn • Eva Schmeckenbecher • Fee Schlapper • Ferit Kuyas • Florian Beckers • Frank Göldner • Gerhard Vormwald • Gisoo Kim • Göran Gnaudschun • Gottfried Jäger • Gudrun Kemsa • Günter Hildenhagen • Hans-Chrsitian Schink • Harald Fuchs • Hartmut Nägele • Haubitz-Zoche • Hendrik Faure • Henning Maier-Jantzen • Hermann Stamm • Ingo Taubhorn • Ingrid Wieland-Authenrieth • Isadora Tast • Joachim Hildebrand • Joachim Schumacher • Joan Fontcuberta • Johanna Diehl • Johanna Jackie Baier • Jürgen Escher • Jürgen Heinemann • Jürgen Scriba • Karen Irmer • Karina-Sirkku Kurz • Karin Jobst • Katharina Bosse • Katharina Mayer • Kiril Golovchenko • Klaus Elle • Klaus Kammerichs • Knut Wolfgang Maron • Kris Scholz • Kurt Buchwald • Leon Kirchlechner • Linn Schröder • Lois Hechenblaikner • Loni Liebermann • Loredana Nemes • Lukas Einsele • Lukas Roth • Luzia Simons • Manfred Kage • Marc Volk • Marlene Schnelle-Schneyder • Martin Brockhoff • Matthias Jung • Matthias Leupold • Meinrad Schade • Michael Jochum • Michael Schnabel • Nadine Preiß • Nikita Teryoshin • Norbert Wiesneth • Olaf Otto Becker • Patrick Budenz • Peter Bialobrzeski • Peter Jacobi • Peter Loewy • Peter Thomann • Petra Böttcher • Ralf Cohen • Ralf Meyer • Regina Schmeken • René Mächler • Robert Harding Pittman • Robin Hinsch • Roman Bezjak • Rudolf Lichtsteiner • Ruth Stoltenberg • Sabine Schründer • Silke Helmerdig • Simone Demandt • Sinje Dillenkofer • Stefan Moses • Stephanie Steinkopf • Tania Reinicke • Thekla Ehling • Thomas Brenner • Tomas Riehle • Torsten Schumann • Ullrich Wallenburg • Ulrich Mertens • Ute Behrend • Ursula Kelm • Walde Huth Schmölz • Walter Sack • Wiebke Leister • Wolfgang Bellwinkel • Wolfgang Gscheidle • Wolfgang Müller • Wolfgang Zurborn • Wolfram Janzer • Yvonne Seidel
Weitere Fotograf/Innen aus der langjährigen Geschichte der GDL/DFA werden mit Faksimiles von Publikationen der Deutschen Fotografischen Akademie vorgestellt.

Exhibition Areas Authenticity and Staging, Logic and Invention, Poetry and Science







Wolfgang Zurborn Karma Driver

Kolkata International Photography Festival
February 28 - March 6, 2019

untitled, New Delhi 2013, from the book Karma Driver

Within the frame of Kolkata International Photography Festival, the biggest event of this kind in Asia, a solo exhibition with photographs of my book Karma Driver will be presented.

The program of this seven-day festival is providing lectures, workshops and exibitions by photographers from all over the world.

International panorama:
Ed Kashi (USA), GMB Akash (BD), Abir Abdullah (BD), Isabel Corthier (BEL),
K M Asad (BD), Colette Copeland (USA), Julia Coddington (AUS), Hans Strand (SWE), Kishor Sharma (Nepal), Ilan Ben Yehuda (ISR), Md Enamul Kabir (BD), Arek Rataj (PHL), Rammy Narula (THA), Mubeen Ansari (PAK), Tomasz Trzebiatowski (POL), Maciege Dakowicz (POL), Olaf Sztaba (CAN), Khaula Jamil (PAK), Neo Ntsma (SAF), Gabi Ben Avraham (ISR), Wolfgang Zurborn (GER), Paolo Patrizi (ITA), Neo Ntsma (SAF), Zhuang Wubin (SIN), William C. Larson (MOZ), Hilina Abebe (ETH), Kiyoshi Niiyama (JAP)

Indian panorama:
Prasant Panjiar, Ram Rahman, Habib Rahman, Vineet Vohra, Rohit Vohra, Bandeep Singh, Prabir Purkayastha, Shyamal Dutta, Fawzan Hussain, Dheeraj Paul, Vivan Sundaram, Jyoti Bhatt, Paresh Maity, Swastik Pal, Soham Gupta, Sanjay Bhattacharya, Pankaj Mistry, Irfan Nabi, Idris Ahmed, Soumitra Dutta, Dhritiman Mukherjee, Jayanta Saha, Kounteya Sinha, Mala Mukherjee, Kushal Ray, Pattabi Raman, Swapan Nayak

untitled., Ahmedabad 2015, from the book Karma Driver.

The photobook Karma Driver is like a roller coaster drive into the vivid chaos of street life in the Indian megacities New Delhi, Kolkata, Ahmedabad and Bangalore.

Informations about the book:

93 colour photographs by Wolfgang Zurborn
Texts by Heinrich Robert Zimmer and Nimisha Misra
Publishing house: FOTOHOF edition
Editor: Richard Reisen
Design: Heine/Lenz/Zizka, Berlin/Frankfurt
Lithography and print production: Richard Reisen
Printing and binding: Daneels Graphic Group, Belgium
Soft cover, 18x24 cm, Edition: 1000
ISBN 978-3-902993-63-2
Price: 29 Euro






Wolfgang Zurborn Karma Driver

FOTOHOF, Salzburg

Book Launch Karma Driver
Friday November 16, 7-8 p.m.

Workshop The Photobook by Wolfgang Zurborn
Saturday, November 17, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, November 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Book title Karma Driver by Wolfgang Zurborn, FOTOHOF edition, 2018

Book Launch

In all parts of the society I could see the traces of westernization and on the other side I could feel the deep routedness of the citizens in the traditional Indian culture. The often crazy contradictions in the urban sceneries are showing the permanent competition between the different value systems. Billboards, advertising campaigns, film- and election posters, fashion images are mixed together with omnipresent god idols and historical symbols in the cityscape.

Aus dem Buch Karma Driver von Wolfgang Zurborn, FOTOHOF edition, 2018

The lust for all this attractions in everyday situations is permanently forcing changes in social life. Indian Culture is influenced by the spiritual idea of Karma and this effects, that every single action in life is very important and has consequences. By taking photographs I was driven by this catchable tension, looking for all the normally overseen details and not illustrating distant ideologies. My respectful view on this overwhelming, mesmerizing and also sometimes irritating world is also meant as a statement of tolerance for different ways of life and religions.

From the book Karma Driver by Wolfgang Zurborn, FOTOHOF edition, 2018

Workshop The Photobook

The photo book is one of the most original means of expression of photography. A collection of images blends into a very personal vision of the world. The selection of photographs, the dramaturgy of the photo series, the design of the book pages, the feel of the cover and many other details have to carry the idea of ??a book to create a lasting effect on the viewer.

The workshop by Wolfgang Zurborn sensitizes the participants to the manifold questions that have to be taken into account in a book production. The basis for the preparation of a book design lies in the intensive review of the photographic portfolios. The special qualities of the picture material and individual personal perspectives must be highlighted by the composition of the photographs. A consistent image selection with a meaningful dramaturgy creates the basis for a dummy that stands out from the mediocre.

Maximal 10 participamts
Fee: 200.-  (including drinks & food)
More information under

Informations about the book:

93 colour photographs by Wolfgang Zurborn
Texts by Heinrich Robert Zimmer and Nimisha Misra
Publishing house: FOTOHOF edition
Editor: Richard Reisen
Design: Heine/Lenz/Zizka, Berlin/Frankfurt
Lithography and print production: Richard Reisen
Printing and binding: Daneels Graphic Group, Belgium
Soft cover, 18x24 cm, Edition: 1000
ISBN 978-3-902993-63-2
Price: 29 Euro

Thanks to all supporters, who made the realization of this book project possible.

Inge-Morath-Platz 3
5020 Salzburg
Phone  +43 662 84 92 96
Fax  +43 662 84 92 96-4








JUNE 8 – OCTOBER 21, 2018

Wolfgang Zurborn, untitled, Cologne 2004, from the book Catch

Opening: Thursday, June 7th 2018
at House of Photography/Deichtorhallen Hamburg

7 p.m. Start of 7th Triennial of Photography Hamburg 2018.
8 p.m. Opening Street Life Photography
9 p.m. Opening of the festival centre at the forecourt of Deichtorhallen

Participating photographers of the exhibition Street Life Photography:

Ahn Jun • Merry Alpern • Diane Arbus • Jerry Berndt • Roman Bezjak • Peter Bialobrzeski • Mohamed Bourouissa • Andrew Buurman • Harry Callahan • Yasmine Chatila • Mario Cuic • Maciej Dakowicz • Philip-Lorca diCorcia • Natan Dvir • Melanie Einzig • Robert Frank • Lee Friedlander • Peter Funch • Bruce Gilden • Hein Gorny • Siegfried Hansen • Andreas Herzau • Candida Höfer • Michael Järnecke • William Klein • Wolfgang Krolow • Leon Levinstein • Melanie Manchot • Jesse Marlow • Mirko Martin • Rudi Meisel • Joel Meyerowitz • Lisette Model • Loredana Nemes • Arnold Odermatt • Harri Pälviranta • Martin Parr • Doug Rickard • Martin Roemers • Thomas Ruff • Andrew Savulich • Axel Schön • Stephen Shore • Slinkachu • Thomas Struth • Wolfgang Tillmans • Andreas Trogisch • Nick Turpin • Dougie Wallace • Michael Wolf • Tom Wood • Wolfgang Zurborn

I am showing in the exhibition works from my book project Catch, published at Verlag Kettler 2ß15.

Wolfgang Zurborn, untitled, Cologne 2006, from the book Catch

The urban space − the city life that we directly experience − is one of the most fascinating subjects in photography. The exhibition [Space] Street. Life. Photography. Seven Decades of Street Photography in the House of Photography at the Deichtorhallen Hamburg encompasses some 50 photographers with around 350 works that will be shown during the Triennial of Photography in Hamburg under the theme Breaking Point/Space between 8 June and 21 October 2018. The exhibition marks a breaking point in street photography: all the participating photographers have long since emancipated themselves from Cartier-Bresson’s »decisive moment« and continued to pioneer new approaches to the genre.
In a direct and lively dialogue, contemporary photographers will encounter icons of photographic history. Masters of street photography such as Diane Arbus, Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, William Klein, and Martin Parr will be presented alongside young international artists such as Maciej Dakowicz, Mohamed Bourouissa, Ahn Jun, Doug Rickard, and Harri Pälviranta. The exhibition will be divided into seven thematic groups: Street Life, Crashes, Public Transfer, Urban Space, Lines and Signs, and Anonymity and Alienation.

Accompanying the exhibition, a catalog will be published by Kehrer Verlag with texts by Christoph Schaden and Sabine Schnakenberg, foreword by Dirk Luckow. Ca. 250 pages, Hardcover, ca. 24 x 30 cm; 48 Euros.


HOUSE OF PHOTOGRAPHY, Deichtorhallen Hamburg
Deichtorstraße 1-2
20095 Hamburg
Phone +49 (0)40 32103-0
Fax +49 (0)40 32103-230






Living Inventory

Projektraum Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin

Exhibition showing works by:
K.T. Blumberg, Dieter Hanke, Irinadabo, Tobias Keppler,
Torsten Schumann,
Dieter Seitz, Cina F. Sommerfeld,
Ruth Stoltenberg, Wolfgang Zurborn

K.T. Blumberg Relax. If you can.

Opening: Saturday, June 10, 7 pm
Duration of the exhibition: June 11-16, 2017

Projektraum Kunstquartier Bethanien
Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin

Opening hours; daily 11 am - 8 pm

Catalogue for the exhibittion Living Inventory
is published at Verlag Kettler.
76 pages, 65 colour images.
Text by Peter V. Brinkemper
ISBN: 978-3-86206-617-9

Catalogue Living Inventory, Verlag Kettler, Photo: Cover by Torsten Schumann and
Catalogue pages by Cina F. Sommerfeld, Irinadab and Tobias Keppler

These works by nine photographers present an array of subjective perceptions and values in the real world of everyday life. Brought together under the title Living Inventory, their photo series offer personal views of urgent present-day phenomena, of social contexts, private relationships and the fragile constructions we employ to remember the past.

The works introduced in this exhibition project operate in the area of tension between document and orchestration. The interplay between the two gives rise to a complex web of thematic and formal correlations that liberate photography from the corset of illustrating text and enable it to manifest its own intrinsic quality as an independent visual language.

The particular quality of the photographic medium resides in its ability to engage in a dialogue with the outside world and repeatedly question its own criteria of perception in order to carry these over into an open-ended process, an experiment in seeing.

Dieter Seitz, Virtual Landscapes

"Photography is both the visual discovery and mental invention of the real world; it objectively records and subjectively interprets; it relates to reality and is a construct. Only if one’s own aesthetic interest is individually reflected in the interplay of medium and reality can photography become more than a mere mechanical process – the perspectival capturing of experienced reality. Photography is based on the creativity of individuals who develop their own language in artistic engagements with subject, technology and reality. This results in idiosyncratic images, motifs and compositions which cannot be instrumentalised. A school of photography distinguishes itself through its openness, level of aesthetic and cognitive reflection, pluralism and evolutionary dynamic. These are also the criteria which guide the following artists."
From the text by Peter V. Brinkemper in the Catalogue Living Inventory

The presented works were all realized during the Lichtblick School seminars The Invention of the Real by Wolfgang Zurborn in Berlin.




















Irinadabo, Lost in Bogota








Ruth Stoltenberg, Schengen









Dieter Hanke, Fatuma


elf uhr elf

Photographs about the carnival in Cologne by:
Theo Barth, Ute Behrend, Thekla Ehling, Dirk Gebhardt, Matthias Jung, David Klammer, Frederic Lezmi, Nadine Preiß and Wolfgang Zurborn.

Kunstverein Leverkusen, Schloß Morsbroich e. V.
January 13th-15th, 2017

Finissage: January 27th, 2017, 7 p.m.

Exhibition elf uhr elf at Kunstverein Leverkusen, January 2017

Opening: Freitag, January 13th, 2017, 7.30 p.m.
Welcome address: Susanne Wedewer-Pampus
Introductiong: Maria Linsmann

Opening hours: January 14th and 15th, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Kunstverein Leverkusen Schloß Morsbroich e.V.
Gustav-Heinemann-Str. 80
51377 Leverkusen
Phone.: 0214 500 50 72
Fax.: 0214 310 15 94

David Klammer Herren Sitzung

elf uhr elf - nine most well-known Cologne photo journalists and artists for the first time realised a collaborative art project about the Carnival in Cologne. elfuhrelf is sympathetic to the idea of carnival and to all people participating in one of the biggest festivities in Germany. For the Rhinelanders it is the pure form of happiness, generating energy and power for the rest of the year. The photographs by Ute Behrend, Theodor Barth, Thekla Ehling, Dirk Gebhardt, Matthias Jung, David Klammer, Frederic Lezmi, Nadine Preiß and Wolfgang Zurborn are focussing on this energy. elf uhr elf is creating a modern, exciting and tender view on the Carnival in Cologne between carnival men's meetings und street carnival, between the private world of carnival presidents and the public pleasures of love, between reality and fairy-tale.
The photographs are showing the festivities of common people in the suburbs, the international attraction of the Shrove Monday procession and the mystic, archaic and phantasic ceremonies and parties of alternative carnival.

Publication elf uhr elf

elf uhr elf is published by Verlag Verlag Kettler.
ISBN 978-3-86206-337-6
144 pages, 124 images
Editor: elfuhrelf GbR
Initiator: Matthias Jung
Editorial team: Ute Behrend, Thekla Ehling, Nadine Preiß
Layout: eye-d Designbüro
Image layout: Wolfgang Zurborn
Texts about carnival by the authors: Norbert Hummelt, Adrian Kasnitz, Martin Stankowski, Ute Wegmann, Lars Weisbrod and Christoph Wirtz.
Postface: Dr. Michael Euler-Schmidt, Stadtmuseum Cologne

Nadine Preiß Wir waren Helden







The Flow of Pictures

The Rhine and the Photography 2016-1853

LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn

Wolfgang Zurborn, untitled, Niederkassel 2009

The presented photographers:

Valeska Achenbach, Bernd Arnold, Boris Becker, Wout Berger, Rolf-Georg Bitsch, Kurt Boecker, René Böll, Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Chargesheimer, Fritz Christian, Hermann Claasen, Jojakim Cortis, Theodor Creifelds, William England, Hannes Maria Flach, Francis Frith, Arthur Grimm, Ruth Hallensleben, Robert Häusser, Hans Heinig, Heinz Held, Claudio Hils, Candida Höfer, Bernd Hoff, Heinrich Hoffmann, Ralf Kaspers, Barbara Klemm, Wilhelm Koch, Michael Lange, Herbert List, Ute Mahler, Werner Mantz, Martin Manz, Charles Marville, Reinhard Matz, Lee Miller, Paul Nathrath, Cas Oorthuys, Isabela Pacini, Ugo Proietti, Gabriele Pütz, Erwin Quedenfeldt, Max Regenberg, Albert Renger-Patzsch, Gerhard Richter, Frits J. Rotgans, August Sander, Theo Schafgans, Nora Schattauer, Jos Schmid, Kris Scholz, Wilhelm Schürmann, Joachim Schumacher, Friedrich Seidenstücker, Adrian Sonderegger, Axel Stoffers, Eusebius Wirdeier, Wolfgang Zurborn

Duration of the exhibition: September 9th 2016 - January 22nd 2017
Opening: September 9th 2016, 7 p.m.

Wolfgang Zurborn, untitled, Königswinter 2009

The Rhine may aptly be characterized as a flowing current of pictures, this even applying in a dual sense. As early as the time when the production of images began, this most famous of all European rivers advanced to a treasured motif that became widespread in paintings, drawings, and engravings. In turn, the Rhine images are, in general, able to evoke and serve as models of collective notions. In terms of their visual manifestations, they consciously vacillate between testimony and myth, between cliché and art. Such image notions continue to influence the perception of the Rhine to this very day.

The "Flow of Pictures" exhibition explores the ambivalent mutual effects between the river and the image in the light of photography. Ever since the patent was approved in 1839, this modern, technical process has operated in a particular field of tension between the faithful rendering of reality and a collective yearning for fantasy. The show brings together more than 40 noteworthy European photographers, in particular from Germany and the other riparian countries of the Rhine: Switzerland, France, and the Netherlands. The spectrum ranges from free documentary and photo journalistic works up to positions in photography as an art. Thus, "Flow of Pictures" opens up a history of photography by showing a common motif but with a multitude of facets.

The exhibition is curated by Christoph Schaden.

Wolfgang Zurborn, untitled., Königswinter 2009

LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn
Colmantstr. 14-16, 53115 Bonn
Tel. +49 (0) 228 / 2070-0,
Fax +49 (0) 228 / 2070-299

Opening hours:
Tue-Fri, Sun and holidays 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sat 1-6 p.m., Mon closed








5th Singapore International Photography Festival

Open Call Showcase - 40 photographers from 18 countries

Wolfgang Zurborn Catch
October 1st-31st, 2016
Rochor MRT Station (Downtown Line)

Wolfgang Zurborn, from the series "Catch", untitled, Hannover 2000

Jury Panel:

Ingo Taubhorn (Germany),
Seok Jae Hyun (South Korea),
Kazuko Sekiji (Japan)

Selected Artists

Mariela Sancari | Argentina
Klaus Pichler | Austria
David Verberckt | Belgium
Alice Smeets | Belgium
Scott A. Woodward | Canada
Zhao Qian | China
Wang Ju Yan | China
Gao Rong Guo | China
Guillaume Hebert | France
Kirstin Schmitt | Germany
Wolfgang Zurborn | Germany
Sarah Walzer | Germany
Ute Behrend | Germany
Boris Eldagsen | Germany
Heiko Tiemann | Germany
Wolfgang Bellwinkel | Germany
Alfredo Macchi | Italy
Gabriele Stabile | Italy
Maki Hayashida | Japan
Uma Kinoshita | Japan
Eiji Ohashi | Japan
Tomasz Lazar | Poland
Donna Chiu | Singapore
Ung Rueyloon | Singapore
Koh Yeechao | Singapore
Marvin Tang | Singapore
Lee Won-Woong M.D. | South Korea
Park Chanho | South Korea
Seo Junyoung | South Korea
Chen Shu-Chen | Taiwan
Juria Toramae | Thailand/Singapore
Phisut Nuthong | Thailand
Akka Naktamna | Thailand
Lizette Schaap | The Netherlands
Ellie Davis | United Kingdom
Mandy Barker | United Kingdom
Nigel Bennet | United Kingdom/Canada
Nicolas Enriquez | United States
Haley Morris-Cafiero | United States
Duy Phuong Le Nguyen | Vietnam

Wolfgang Zurborn, from the series "Catch", untitled., Cologne 2005

Festival duration: August 19th – November 13th, 2016
Official opening: October 6th
Closing party: November 12th-13th

Singapore International Photography (SIPF), the first event of its kind in Southeast Asia – its first edition held in October 2008, is a non-profit biennial festival that strives to provide a platform for Southeast Asian artists to showcase their works alongside their international peers at various venues across Singapore.
The three main festival components are the Exhibitions, Professional Workshops and Outreach Programmes. Alongside, SIPF fringe activities are carried out at various arts galleries, arts spaces and education institutions to promote photography across Singapore.

Festival Bureau:

Festival Village @ DECK
120A Prinsep Street
Singapore 187937







View to the Movement -
The Cologne Photographers Scene of the 70s and 80s

Wolfgang Zurborn, Carnival in Cologne 1981

Participating photographers:
Bernd Arnold • Jürgen Bindrim • Wolfgang Burat • Gernot Huber
Manfred Linke • Elmar Schmitt • Guenay Ulutuncok • Manfred Wegener Eusebius Wirdeier • Wolfgang Zurborn • Die Kölner Wochenschau

On September 15, 2016 artrmx e.V. is opening the photographic exhibition „Movement in View - The Cologne Photographer Scene of the 70s and 80s" as part of International Photo Scene Cologne. Parallel to the exhibition, a publication of the same appears in the September issue of the Cologne City magazine Stadtrevue.

The exhibition features photographs by Cologne photojournalists who with their pictures captured artistic and aesthetic impressions of the 70s and 80s. They saw themselves as part of the left and alternative social movements and showed in their images what was not to see in the established local press: the dreariness of the suburbs, the slogans of the squatters and protesters, shops and apartments of Turkish guest workers, drag artist, protagonists of the music scene and the demolition of the legendary Stollwerck factory.

Wolfgang Zurborn, Carnival in Cologne 1983

September 16th - October 2nd, 2016

Opening: September 15th 2016, 7 p.m.
Talk, September 30th 2016, 7 p.m.

Atelierzentrum Ehrenfeld // artrmx e.V.
Hospeltstraße 69
50825 Cologne

Opening hours:
Thu-Sat: 4-8 p.m.
Sun: 1-5 p.m.

The exhibition is supported by regional promotion of culture by Landschaftsverbandes Rheinland, the city of Cologen cultural department, Regional Representation Cologne-Ehrenfeld, color company AkzoNobel and GAG Immobilien AG.






Kolga Tbilisi Photo 2016

May 12-22, 2016

Book Presentation The India Vision Quest

Swastik Pal, Kolkatta 2013

The exhibition is showing results of workshops by Wolfgang Zurborn in Ahmedabad and Kolkata 2013/14 with young Indian photographers. The book about this project was published by Verlag Kettler 2015.

With photographs by:
Imran Ahmed • Arko Datto • Shruti Desai • Shubham Dharmsktu
Manoj Bharti Gupta • Aamir Jasdanwala • Srinivas KN
Kannagi Khanna • Sunny Lamba • Poornima Marh • Hiten Noonwal Swastik Pal • Anoop Ray • Aditi Rokade • Shankar Sarkar
Partha Sengupta • Rutul Shah • Sneha Trivedi • Alexander P. Hansen Wolfgang Zurborn

Opening: May 14, 9 pm.

Tbilisi. 10 D. Abashidze St.
Tel: 218 10 38, (595) 29 88 55

Workshop The Art of Making Photobooks
by Wolfgang Zurborn during KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO 2016

May 16/17, 10 am - 4 pm
Z. Tsereteli Museum of Modern Art.
Tbilisi, 27 Rustaveli Ave

Information and Application:

Book Cover, Photograph: Iman Ahmed, Design: Richard Reisen

Slideshow showing the book The India Vision Quest

The India Vision Quest

published by Verlag Kettler, Dortmund 2015
Editor: Wolfgang Zurborn
Text: Manik Katyal
Concept and Editing: Wolfgang Zurborn
Book Design: Richard Reisen
Format: 32x24 cm
204 Pages, 114 Color Images, 17 B/W-Images
ISBN: 978-3-86206-495-3
Price: 48.- Euro

The India Vision Quest is a remarkable achievement by eighteen young Indian photographers where they have presented a fusion of the old and new resulted in exquisite, multi-layered perspective of hybridized boomtown of Ahmedabad and Kolkata. Pre-partition neighbor hoods, depicting personal spaces; everyday construction site; extinction of single screen cinemas in India; vibrant night life of Kolkata, tradition versus modernity. The dialectical relationships point to the challenge and contradictions in India's frenzied Landscape of change...
Excerpt from the preface by Manik Katyal, Emaho Magazine

Foto: Shankar Sarkar

The workshops in Ahmedabad (Nov. 2013) and Kolkata (March 2014) were organised by DWIH, German House fpr Research and Innovation New Delhi. Special thanks to Annette Doll-Sellen and Alexander P. Hansen.

Thanks also to Manik Katyal, Rishi Singhal and Suvendu Chatterjee for nominating the participants of the workshops.

For the excellent production of the book The India Vision Quest thanks to Verlag Kettler.

Thanks to Megalab AG, Cologne for the friendly support by the production of the exhibition prints.







Publication by Verlag Kettler, April 2015

Book cover Catch

72 colour photographs by Wolfgang Zurborn
Text by Ror Wolf
Language: German and English
100 pages, hard cover, format: 24x30,4 cm
Editor: Achim Heine
published by Verlag Kettler, Dortmund
Design: Heine/Lenz/Zizka,
Conceptual cooperation: Richard Reisen
Release date: April 20, 2015
ISBN: 978-3-86206-475-5
Price: 38.- Euro

Slideshow Catch

From the book Catch

Book Launch and Exhibition

Galerie Lichtblick Cologne, May 24 - June 7, 2015
Kunstmuseum Moritzburg Halle, June 11 - September 13, 2015
Kunstsammlungen und Museen Augsburg
Neue Galerie im Höhmannhaus September 18, - November 22, 2015
RAY 2015. Fotografieprojekte Frankfurt/RheinMain
Museum Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt, June 20 - September 20, 2015

The curiosity to experience, the search for communication, to long for images that tear us out of the routine consumption of normal media image clutter: images with irritating cutouts, surprising compositions and unusual perspectives. Such an irritation is necessary to reflect upon what we encounter in everyday life. A more mysterious way of seeing evokes questioning of how to look and thus penetrate further into the various layers of the visible. The world as a collage will not dissolve in a unique punch line but rather expand itself in disparity. Space between things is very important. It leaves us room for imagination. The images themselves become catalysts to the experience diverse perception. They extend the visions for the discovery of the seemingly trivial-----Catch!

untitled, Cologne 2013








Kunstsammlungen und Museen Augsburg
Neue Galerie im Höhmannhaus

Wolfgang Zurborn, untitled, Liptovski Mikulas, 2006

Duration of the exhibition: September 18 - November 22, 2015

Opening: Thursday, September 17, 7.30 p.m.
Introduction by Thomas Elsen, Director of Neue Galerie im Höhmannhaus

Opening hours: Mon closed, Tue–Sun 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Kunstsammlungen und Museen Augsburg
Neue Galerie im Höhmannhaus
Maximilianstraße 48
D-86150 Augsburg
Phone +49 (0) 821 / 324 41 12
Fax +49 (0) 821 / 324 41 05


Review on the book "Catch" by Greg Andruszczenko in GUP Magazine

The ‘decisive moment’ is a concept attributed to Henri Cartier-Bresson, reflecting his philosophy of street photography to select the intuitive moment at which to freeze time, in order to capture an action at the apex of its curvature.

German photographer Wolfgang Zurborn works within the tradition of street photography in his newest photobook Catch to draw together multiple seemingly disparate events into one pivotal moment. His photographs seem to be captured in an ordinary glance, perfectly lifted from daily life, but structured in an eye-gyrating combination. The resulting images are simple and at the same time complex in their collage-like assembly.

Catch, Exhibition at Neue Galrie im Höhmannhaus, Augsburg

As a book, Catch demonstrates a mastery of rhythmical layout. On the left page, the paths in a park converge to a line made by the meeting of two panes of glass, which points our eye to the right page where the line splits into multiples, which hold taut a billowed out tent-like structure. The composition is complemented on the following two pages by a hanging fishnet, and further a children’s playground built of converging aluminium skeletons, ending in a squared off angle, amidst a background of high-rises. And so forth through the book.

Catch bangs out a fierce yet loosely controlled rhythm with a jazz sensibility, seeming to meander off beat, but always on. The pace of the book is quick-paced, easy to flip through and catch the beat, but invites further exploration of the individual pages.

Zurborn, a German photographer and educator, seems to gleefully break the tradition of the formal, structurally analytical Dusseldorf school in which he was brought up, allowing instead the viewer to make their own analysis. In place of the stark tradition of repetitive analysis, Wolfgang’s images burst with colour and energy, challenging us to question our surroundings, stand back, and not take life so seriously.









Exhibition at Kunstmuseum Moritzburg Halle (Saale)

Echibition Catch - Photo Gallery West Wing, Kunstmuseum Moritzburg Halle

Duration of the exhibition: June 11- August 30, 2015

Stiftung Moritzburg Halle (Saale)
Kunstmuseum des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt
Friedemann-Bach-Platz 5
06108 Halle (Saale)
Phone +49 (0)345 21 259-6890,
Fax +49 (0)345 20 29 990

Echibition Catch - Photo Gallery West Wing, Kunstmuseum Moritzburg Halle








The India Vision Quest

Publcation by Verlag Kettler showing the results of the workshops by
Zurborn in Ahmedabad and Kolkata 2013/14 with young
Indian photographers. Text by Manik Katyal.

Book Cover, Photograph: Iman Ahmed, Design: Richard Reisen

The publication is showing photographs by:
Imran Ahmed • Arko Datto • Shruti Desai • Shubham Dharmsktu
Manoj Bharti Gupta • Aamir Jasdanwala • Srinivas KN
Kannagi Khanna • Sunny Lamba • Poornima Marh • Hiten Noonwal Swastik Pal • Anoop Ray • Aditi Rokade • Shankar Sarkar
Partha Sengupta • Rutul Shah • Sneha Trivedi • Alexander P. Hansen Wolfgang Zurborn

Slideshow with images from the book The India Vision Quest

Photograph: Anoop Ray

The India Vision Quest

published by Verlag Kettler, Dortmund 2015
Editor: Wolfgang Zurborn
Text: Manik Katyal
Concept and Editing: Wolfgang Zurborn
Book Design: Richard Reisen
Format: 32x24 cm
204 Pages, 114 Color Images, 17 B/W-Images
ISBN: 978-3-86206-495-3
Price: 48.- Euro

Photograph: Swastik Pal

The India Vision Quest is a remarkable achievement by eighteen young Indian photographers where they have presented a fusion of the old and new resulted in exquisite, multi-layered perspective of hybridized boomtown of Ahmedabad and Kolkata. Pre-partition neighbor hoods, depicting personal spaces; everyday construction site; extinction of single screen cinemas in India; vibrant night life of Kolkata, tradition versus modernity. The dialectical relationships point to the challenge and contradictions in India's frenzied Landscape of change...
Excerpt from the preface by Manik Katyal, Emaho Magazine

Photograph: Shankar Sarkar

The workshops in Ahmedabad (Nov. 2013) and Kolkata (March 2014) were organised by DWIH, German House fpr Research and Innovation New Delhi. Special thanks to Annette Doll-Sellen and Alexander P. Hansen.

Thanks also to Manik Katyal, Rishi Singhal and Suvendu Chatterjee for nominating the participants of the workshops,

Exhibitions showing the results of the workshops have been until now in New Delhi, Pondicherry and Kolkata. More presentations will be in Ahmedabad (Oktober 2015) and Bengalore (November 2015).

Photographs: Kannagi Khanna






RAY 2015 Fotografieprojekte Frankfurt/RheinMain

Imagine Reality

Wolfgang Zurborn, untitled, Leverkusen 2005 from the book Catch

Main exhibition at MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main,
at Fotografie Forum Frankfurt and at Museum Angewandte Kunst

Duration of the exhibition: June 20 - September 20, 2015
Opening: June 19, 2015, 7 pm, MMK 1 of MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst

Participating artists:

Sonja Braas » Barbara Breitenfellner » Sophie Calle » David Claerbout » Jonas Dahlberg » Cristina De Middel » Klaus Elle » Jan Paul Evers » Lucas Foglia » Joan Fontcuberta » Beate Gütschow » João Maria Gusmão & Pedro Paiva » Barbara Kasten » Annette Kelm » Cinthia Marcelle » Maix Mayer » Sanaz Mazinani » Abelardo Morell » Yamini Nayar » Hans Op de Beeck » Miguel Rio Branco » Viviane Sassen » Kathrin Sonntag » Simon Starling » Anoek Steketee » John Stezaker » Jan Tichy » Wolfgang Zurborn 

Wolfgang Zurborn, untitled, Paris 1989, from the book dressur real

Curators of the exhibition:

Anne-Marie Beckmann (Art Collection Deutsche Börse)
Jule Hillgärtner (freie Kuratorin)
Celina Lunsford (Fotografie Forum Frankfurt)
Alexandra Lechner (Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie)
Peter Gorschlüter (MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main)
Matthias Wagner K (Museum Angewandte Kunst)

The focus of RAY 2015 is the main exhibition IMAGINE REALITY.
It is on view from June 20th to September 20th, 2015, in the spaces of the Museum Angewandte Kunst, the Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main and the Fotografie Forum Frankfurt. In addition to the main exhibition the second edition of RAY will commission new and exclusive productions that will be presented in the partnering institutions in Frankfurt and the RheinMain region. The featured works as well the new commissions will focus on the transitions between documentary, photo-journalistic, applied and art photography.  IMAGINE REALITY shows how photography creates new realities in addition to capturing it.

Wolfgang Zurborn, untitled, Kommern 2004, from the book Drift

In the exhibition IMAGINE REALITY the photographic applications vary as much as the history of photography itself and reflect the transformation of the medium: analogue photographic processes and new methods, made possible by technological change, are used in equal measure within current art photography.

I am showing at Museum Angewandte Kunst a selection of works from my projects dressur real, Drift and Catch.

Museum Angewandte Kunst
Schaumainkai 17
60594 Frankfurt am Main

Festival address:
RAY Fotografieprojekte Frankfurt/RheinMain
Braubachstr. 30-32, 60311 Frankfurt
Phone: +49 (0)69 74090003








Asia Express

Wolfgang Zurborn, untitled, Beijing 2006

Steven Benson, Zaza Bertrand, Jef Boes, Sander Buyck, Chili, James Whitlow Delano, Maxim Delvaux, Sanne de Wilde, Marine Dricot, Gert Jochems, Maroesjka Lavigne, Elaine Ling, Kumi Oguro, Constance Proux, Luc Rabaey, Frank Rothe, Lisa & Clara Spilliaert, Niels Stomps, Pieter ten Hoopen, Kurt Tong, Thomas van den Driessche, Britt Vangenechten, Franky Verdickt, John Vink, Xiao Xiao Xu, Wolfgang Zurborn

December 19th 2014 - January 4th 2015
Opening: December 18th 2014, 8 p.m.

Former Police Station
Hauwerstraat 3

organized by Fotohuis Stedel. Academie DKO & 44 Gallery

Sanne de Wilde, The Dwarf Empire







Kolga Tbilisi Photo Meeting 2012 

Exhibitions, Workshops, Portfolio Reviews, Lectures

June 7th-14th 2012

Wolfgang Zurborn, Drift, Zurab Tsereteli Museum of Modern Art in Tbilisi

Documentation of Kolga Tbilisi Photo Meeting 2012

Mistigris - German Contemporary Photography
Exhibition curated by Tina Schelhorn

Dominique Auerbacher/ Holger Trülzsch • Andrej Barov
Ute Behrend • Barbara Burg/ Oliver Schuh • Dirk Gebhardt
Teona Gogichaishvili • Sibylle Fendt • Frederic Lezmi
David Klammer • Marc Räder • Frank Robert • Lukas Roth
Frank Rothe • Wolfgang Zurborn

Opening: June 7th, 6 pm

Zurab Tsereteli Museum of Modern Art in Tbilisi
27 Rustaveli Prospect
Tbilisi, Georgia

This museum opened on end of February 2012 and is the first museum in Georgia dedicated to modern and contemporary art.

Ute Behrend

Further Exhibitions

Kcurated by Tina Schelhorn:
American Contemporary Photography
Images Against War
Nigel Dickinson - Beyond Borders

More information on the website of Gallery Lichtblick
and Kolga Tbilisi Photo


Richard Bram, New York - Reality Condensed
Nigel Dickinson, Paris - Visual Story Telling
Pok Chi Lau, Kansas City - Cultural Heritage Traces in Tbilisi
Frederic Lezmi, Cologne/Istanbul - Tracking Tbilisi
William Messer, Cincinnati - Naked Truth
Mimi Mollica, London - The Peaceful Hunter  
Gordon Smith, Philadelphia - Capturing a sense of place
Wolfgang Zurborn, Cologne - In the Streets of Tbilisi

Detailed Information and application on the Website of Lichtblick School

Sibylle Fendt










44 Gallery, Bruges, Belgium

Wolfgang Zurborn, untitled., Maastricht, 2002

Wolfgang Zurborn - Drift

November 12th - Dezember 4th 2011

Opening: Friday November 11th, 7 p.m.
Introduction: Sofie Crabbé, Art Historian, Critic

Dezember 2nd - 6th 44 GALLERY at LINEART ART FAIR GENT

Genthof 44 - 8000 Bruges, Belgium
opening hours: Sat, Sun 2 - 6 p.m.
contact: Luc Rabaey
+32 489 552663


More images and texts about Drift,
the book, the editions, the exhibitions,
you find in this Portfolio








Street Photography Now

London Street Photography Festival 2011

Wolfgang Zurborn, Drift, o.T., Wolfsburg, 2001

Street Photography Now

Christophe Agou • Arif Asci • Narelle Autio • Polly Braden
Bang Byoung-Sang • Maciej Dakowicz • Carolyn Drake • Melanie Einzig George Georgiou • David Gibson • Bruce Gilden • Thierry Girard
Andrew Glickman • Siegfried Hansen • Markus Hartel • Nils Jorgensen
Richard Kalvar • Martin Kollar • Jens Olof Lasthein • Frederic Lezmi
Jesse Marlow • Jeff Mermelstein  • Joel Meyerowitz • Mimi Mollica
Trent Parke • Martin Parr • Gus Powell • Mark Alor Powell
Bruno Quinquet • Paul Russell • Otto Snoek • Matt Stuart
Ying Tang • Alexey Titarenko • Nick Turpin • Munem Wasif
Alex Webb • Amani Willett • Michael Wolf • Artem Zhitenev
Wolfgang Zurborn

7. - 17. Juli 2011

18 Exmouth Market
London, EC1R 4QE
täglich 11.00 - 19.00 Uhr


Street Photography Now
Exhibition accompanying the same-named publication
Publisher: Thames & Hudson, London
Authors: Sophie Howarth, Stephen McLaren

The first substantial survey of international street photography since the late 1980s. For the last twenty years the candid photography of life in public has been mostly underground but secretly flourishing.

Street Photography Now showcases the work of forty-six image-makers who are notable for their candid depictions of life on the streets and in the subway, in shopping malls and movie theaters, on beaches and in parks. Four thought-provoking essays put the work into the wider context of what has gone before, while quotes from the photographers expand and illuminate their work and draw attention to their influences and ways of working.

Included are luminaries such as Magnum grandmasters Bruce Gilden, Martin Parr and Alex Webb, as well as an international group of emerging photographers whose views of New York or Tokyo, Mumbai or Bournemouth, Istanbul or Dakar, all record moments in time that will never be repeated.
200 color and 60 black-and-white photographs.


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Bruce Gilden




The London Street Photography Festival